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Professional interpreter tells CNN subpoena on Trump-Putin meeting would cause "severe damage"

Professional interpreter Barry S. Olsen has made the case against a subpoena for notes from the Helsinki meeting between presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
“One of the basic underpinnings of our profession is that of secrecy and confidentiality,” Olsen said.
“Now if that subpoena were to go forward, it would be a significant hit to the trust that could be had in interpreters to do this kind of work. Statesmen… would have to wonder, well, is my confidential discussion truly confidential?”

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